Plus: May needs Johnson. My election predictions. Strange selection decisions. And: why I decided not to put my name forward for the seat in which I grew up.
Jefferson may have had the better lines, but Hamilton got the big calls right – and now he has the more stirring verses, too.
If the parties support campaigners appropriately, then there will be good to be gained from this election.
Of course taxes will be lower than under Corbyn. The question is whether they’ll be higher than they are now (already high).
I feel we have gone too far in publishing and overly political manifestos which make it difficult to govern subsequently.
Our staff do an amazing job whether they are based in London or locally. Their jobs are suddenly on the line in a way they hadn’t expected the day before.
Plus: Where I was when the poll was announced. What I will be doing during the campaign. And: the temptation to seek to stand as a candidate tugs at my sleeve…
He has at every stage seized the initiative and outplayed – then persecuted – his opponents.
It may go horribly wrong. It’s hard, however, to see that she can be blamed for trying.
In her belief in “the good that government can do”, she is quite unique in terms of UK political post-war history.
If universities want a more relaxed policy, they should argue for it – not seek to hide statistics that they find inconvenient.
Any military action against the country would be highly likely to create huge regional instability, economic disruption, as well as potential wider war and loss of life.
Plus: The coming local elections. My predictions – Liberal Democrats up, Conservatives up, UKIP down, Labour down – and maybe Corbyn out later this year.
There is a handful of Ministers who unfortunately display two or three of these signs. They know who they are – and so does Theresa May.
One virtue of democracy is that it does not give special prominence to the loudest people in judging the mood of a crowd.